CBD has a long history of being used as a treatment for common health problems. As a matter of fact, people were using cannabis and CBD long before modern scientists began studying the compound. There are records of use in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas; and many cultures were actively involved in the cultivation of cannabis specifically for medical use.
According to historians, King Henry VIII demanded that farmers set aside a section of their land for hemp, and he imposed fines for those who didn’t comply. When she ruled England in the 19th century, Queen Victoria used hemp plants to treat severe menstrual cramps.